Medical Students Committee

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Student finance

Incorrect tuition fee loan payments

The MSC is aware that in recent years the Student Loans Company has made errors in awarding tuition fee loans to some graduate medical students who were ineligible to receive such support. In many instances, students have been asked to pay back the loans with very little notice.

Through meetings with the SLC and by lobbying government, the MSC hopes to improve the situation for affected students.

Find out more about tuition fee loans for students studying medicine as a second degree


Tuition fees agreement

The Department of Health has announced tuition funding arrangements for medical students starting courses in academic years up to 2015-2016. The BMA looks forward to early involvement in agreeing a sustainable solution for 2016 and beyond.

Read more about medical and dental student tuition fee funding for 2015-16 entrants in England


Widening participation and financial barriers

The BMA and medical students committee committed to increasing participation into medicine from all sectors of society. Despite efforts to increase gender parity and ethnic diversity amongst UK doctors, the lack of people from lower socio economic backgrounds entering medicine is still a reality.

In light of this we are particularly concerned about the number of medical students who face financial hardship during their studies because of their economic status.

Learn more about widening participation into medicine

Download our report on medical student finances and the effect on wider participation into medicine

See our student finance guides for valuable advice and resources

New to medicine? Get some top tips for med students to help you through


Read our blogs

'Let’s widen participation in medicine through financial support'
Read MSC deputy co-chair for finance Tom Rock's blog on widening participation

'Unlike graduates from England and Wales, I don't receive support from the NHS bursary system'
An NI graduate students' experience with student finance

'Do your parents help you financially through your medical degree? Mine don't.'
Let us know how it affects you if you do not receive any financial assistance from family